Sew a “Charming” Envelope!

by Lorie on February 11, 2009


It’s hard to believe it has been a year since our first SEWING newsletter went out. We wanted to bring back a favorite project from that issue — a very “Charming” Valentine Envelope!  Those little 5″ square fabric packs you see at quilt shops are often called “charm squares.”  Useful for all sorts of projects from applique to scrap quilts, we decided to turn them into an envelope just right for love notes, embellishing clothes and handbags, and more.

This envelope is made from two charm squares of coordinating fabrics, some thread, a little ribbon, and a sprinkle of creativity.

If you do not have charm squares, just cut some fabric you love into 5″ squares — but make a bunch! These take just moments to complete and they are so fun!

You can download the step-by-step instructions for free here.

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1 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 02.11.09 at 2:23 pm

That is SO cute!

Can’t wait to try it out!

Thanks Lorie!

2 stacey moore 02.11.09 at 7:24 pm

so cute!

3 Kris 02.11.09 at 8:08 pm

I was lucky enough to make one of these last year when Lorie’s instructions came out. It is so easy to do and can be put together in no time at all! You’ll be giddy seeing how it all comes together! I made one and actually used it for a pocket onto a dress I made my little girl.

4 Teresa Pomerantz 02.11.09 at 8:08 pm

very cute! Its on my list:) Bet these would be great for delivering Photo proofs in

5 Kris 02.11.09 at 8:09 pm

Teresa, I love the way you’re always thinking about different possibilities. That is a really great idea!

6 Crystal 02.19.09 at 4:41 am

I made 13 of these for Jenna’s class. I put 4 little chocolates in each one and tied them all with ribbons. I had a small button hole on each envelop to thread the ribbon through and of course I didn’t get a picture. I still have Jenna’s so once I take a pic I will post it to the I Made This section. These were so easy. I was able to get all 13 done within an hour. Great project.

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